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John Swinconeck is the executive editor of The Times Record, The Forecaster group, American Journal and Lakes Region Weekly. He has spent most of his journalistic career covering local news in Maine. When not working he enjoys collecting cheap guitars, cooking and spending time with his wife and kids. He lives in Bath. He is a graduate of the University of Southern Maine.

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  • Published
    June 27, 2022

    From the Garden: Embracing native plants doesn’t have to be all or nothing

        As home gardeners become more educated about the role native plants play in the ecosystem — and their importance to pollinators, wildlife and humans — many are turning to “rewilding.” The term refers to a landscaping approach that depends on the use of native plants to sustain insects, bees, birds and butterflies. In […]

  • Published
    June 27, 2022

    Brunswick expands food waste recycling options

    Town opens new food waste drop-off site at Recreation Center

  • Published
    June 27, 2022

    Learn to dig for clams at Reid State Park

    The public is invited July 6 from 10 a.m. to noon to Reid State Park to traverse clam flats with Georgetown Shellfish Warden Jon Hentz and learn to dig softshell clams. No clam digging license is needed to dig a peck of clams from the sandy flats near Todds Point. The activity is geared toward adults […]

  • Published
    June 27, 2022

    Plant sale raises $13,000 for community garden

    Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust’s Taking Root Plant Sale raised $13,000 for the Tom Settlemire Community Garden. The June 4 fundraiser included over 2,000 plants including perennials, annuals, herbs, vegetable seedlings, trees, shrubs, flowers and more. The Tom Settlemire Community Garden at Crystal Spring Farm in Brunswick is an organic community garden owned and managed by the […]

  • Published
    June 27, 2022

    $54,000 raised for Morse High School Scholarship fund

    Morse High School Scholarship fund is getting a $54,000 shot in the arm thanks to the 21st Annual Blue and White Golf Classic fundraiser. The event was held June 10 at the Bath Golf Club, with over 150 sponsors, 200 golfers and the Class of 1972 making contributions, including over $11,500 toward the Elford “Brud” […]

  • Published
    June 27, 2022

    Elwood Watson: The new violent right

    Earlier this week, a political ad from disgraced former Missouri governor and current Republican Senate candidate Eric Greitens was pulled from several social media sites for its alarmingly violent message. The despicable ad depicts individuals in full military regalia employing a battering ram and hurling grenades into a barren residence. Holding a shotgun and grinning […]

  • Published
    June 27, 2022

    Letters: Readers react to Brunswick growth cap story

    Brunswick needs a moratorium I appreciate that reporter John Terhune covered our Town Council’s public hearing last Tuesday on the proposed development moratorium (“‘Developers will flee’: Brunswick Council holds off on proposed development moratorium,” June 22). However, he over-emphasized the alarmist tone of the developers and wrote little about the large number of residents present who […]

  • Published
    June 24, 2022

    Sabrina Murphy departing as director of Bath Area Family YMCA

    Murphy joined the Bath YMCA 22 years ago and became its first female CEO in 2010.

  • Published
    June 24, 2022

    Letter: Pause growth in Brunswick to protect climate

    All development that involves cutting trees and paving land has an impact on our climate. We are seeing the immediate destruction of habitat on the former Navy base, where many large swaths of older trees have been/are being destroyed to create office buildings and new housing. As this continues, we in Brunswick are doing our […]

  • Published
    June 24, 2022

    Gordon Weil: Gasoline only part of economic problem

    Conventional wisdom wrongly blames Biden for inflation

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